Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Deranged Partisans

I know I've gone after Obama-bot "Driftglass" before, but this really takes the cake. It's from last year, with the Edward Snowden taking refuge in Russia after exposing the US National Security Agency's illegal domestic spying program. Empty-headed people were condemning Snowden as a traitor, and, obviously, running to an enemy country just proved his traitorous nature.

In response to that stupidity, Glenn Greenwald tweeted
"How irrational to choose Russia over the luxurious, super-max hellhole of life-long solitary confinement the US generously provides people"
Well! That got Driftglass's knickers in a twist you can imagine! He rants and raves for several paragraphs, but one of his main points is that NOT ALL whistleblowers in the United States of America get "disappeared" into solitary confinement in a super-max prison, therefore Greenwald is LYING in that tweet!

The idiot takes the case of CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who was prosecuted by the Obama administration for having leaked details of the CIA's torture program and was sentenced to 30 months in prison in a low-security facility.

Forget that Obama praised the idea of whistleblowers and that ... actually, NO, don't forget that. Obama praised whistleblowers. Said they were necessary. So John Kiriakou admittedly broke the law, but he did so to expose not just crimes, but outrages against human decency. The very thing that Obama says whistleblowers should be praised for. And Obama decided to prosecute him and lock him up for two-and-a-half years.

You'd have to be a victim of partisan derangement syndrome to even think that's the least bit justifiable. You'd have to be a hopelessly terminal case to imagine that it's actually a club to beat Greenwald with. Especially since Greenwald mentions Chelsea Manning by name. Notice that the revolting Driftglass doesn't even attempt to rationalize her brutalization.

Driftglass rants like a pathetic idiot throughout that post. Read it for what it is. Tragic evidence of a capable mind driven mad from political tribalism. We progressives are obviously not immune to the fanaticism and blindness that the generally less-intelligent right-wing falls into.

Liberals praising Paul Martin to the skies, or NDP'r's twisting themselves into selling Mulcair's support for Zionist atrocities come to mind.

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